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  1. When I contacted them, it took a couple days but then they were on it.
  2. My dd is taking Mr. D geometry and likes it very much. He speaks very fast and complex issues can be a challenge but, I'd imagine they would be with any similar format. DD enjoys math and tends to "get it" very easily. She has ADHD and the short, no fluff lessons are ideal. She tends to start and stop the video, forwarding if she knows something already. The quizzes will sometimes include a stray question that wasn't in that lesson but dd loves the fact that she can retake the quizzes with no penalty. She finds that very motivating to figure out why the questions are wrong so she can get a perfect score (and learn more in the process). I typically do not like multiple choice only tests but it suits her well and she is learning.
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  4. Can anyone offer insight into this online option? They offer some options I'm very interested in for my rising 7th and 10th graders. https://www.collegeprepscience.com
  5. :lol: I was seriously thinking, at 12:01 last night, that I hoped I wasn't alone. Sorry, ladies. :lol: DD is in too! Honors Chem. Signed up for Monday but could do either.
  6. My dd started out in WH Geometry this year. It's a challenging class, mainly because of the pace/online format (for us). It was dd's first online class and she wasn't prepared to jump in and work as diligently as necessary for that class. Homework assignments do include Level C problems. From our experience, half or so of the Practice Problems for each section were assigned for homework but usually two sections were to be completed per class (2x/wk). I like the book and wouldn't hesitate to use the book with a bright student. The online format (2 long 90-min classes 2x/wk) is what did my dd in. In a classroom setting (5 days/wk) with smaller bits presented each day would have suited her much better. We've learned a lot this year concerning learning style.
  7. I will second the quality of WH Honors Physics. Mrs. Jester is fantastic. The text is well done and, IMHO, no doubt honors level.
  8. Thank you for the advice! I'm going to start ASAP. DD actually attended a private school for all of middle school so we may be able to test there. I'll have to put on my pitiful face when I go ask. :-) It seems to me that that this is a common-enough occurrence that it should be relatively routine and easy. I suppose it is not so with bureaucracy.
  9. Oh...what timing! I was just discussing this with my T1 DD yesterday. We are just beginning the process for the PSAT and I had no idea there was more involved than just applying for the accommodations and then contacting the local school. That is certainly frustrating. I'll be watching this post as you get responses. (No, it doesn't help you one bit. Sorry.)
  10. :hurray: We're all MUCH happier! She stayed in Honors Physics and has a 94 this semester so far!! It was just a huge learning curve for her adjusting to online classes. Once she dropped math, we could all breathe and then really had a fresh start after Christmas. Thanks for rejoicing with me. :-)
  11. My daughter has just finished chapter 1 in Mr. D Geometry after dropping Wilson Hill Geometry. She loves it. The lessons are very direct and quick. He speaks very quickly and there's no fluff. DD got bogged down in the wordiness of a 90-minute class and, once she was behind, couldn't catch up. Mr. D teaches differently than WH (Jurgensen) but I find she's understanding so much better. She has not had to memorize as much but the information is sticking much better. The wording of the quizzes can be a little confusing and I'm not crazy about completing multiple choice math problems but it makes for a low-pressure class and leads to this particular child learning more. I don't find it as rigorous as WH in that the quizzes are much easier and the pace isn't as break-neck but the topics are very much the same so far and DD is learning geometry, which is really the point. DD wants to continue into Algebra II but I will be comparing with Derek Owens. Asynchronous fits the bill here.
  12. So I'm looking for an asynchronous chemistry for my daughter next year and I stumbled across Conceptual Academy. I'm wondering if someone could explain to me the difference between the chemistry taught on that site and say Novare through Wilson Hill (dd is currently studying WH Physics). Thanks!
  13. Thank you all for your advice. We have come up with a plan!! DD tested Mr. D's Geometry (thank you dereksurfs!!). All I heard from the basement was "Oh, I get it now. Oh! I understand that! Oh! I didn't get that before but now I do!" We have officially learned the importance of matching teaching style and class format to the child. So, we will be dropping WH Geometry and starting over with Mr. D. Physics....I had a long talk with the teacher (Mrs. Jester - she's absolutely wonderful). DD will stay in this class. She's not terribly behind and it's all starting to click, especially after a week of no math stress, she's been able to study and catch up a bit on the science. I couldn't believe the relief even I felt not doing the math work this week. The teacher is lovely and the book (Jurgensen is very clear and good). It's just the format of the class buried DD before she knew what had happened. We have learned an expensive but important lesson. Thank you all!
  14. Yes! She is young and not at all a "mature" 14 yo. I considered having her wait a year before starting high school officially but it was a hard sell because she had straight As at school and 2 for-credit classes already. I brought up the subject again last night about us changing things up this year and have her repeat 9th next. She opposes that adamantly. And I don't really know the implications of that long term. She is college bound.
  15. I see! Thanks! I know WH won't refund the money and that's why we're not jumping ship quickly. :-) That's not a little matter but I've had to remember that it is not worth damaging her health and feelings toward math.
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